World Champion Viswanathan Anand struck back with vengeance and outclassed Wang Yue of China with black pieces in the sixth round of the Pearl Spring Chess tournament here.
With his second win apart from a loss and three draw, the Indian ace moved within striking distance of the top honour with four rounds still to come in this super tournament being played on a double round-robin basis between six players.
Anand was the lone winner on the day when the other two games ended in draws.
Etienne Bacrot of France played out an easy draw with Magnus Carlsen of Norway, while Vugar Gashimov of Azerbaijan also did not give many chances to former world champion Veselin Topalov.
Carlsen remained in sole lead on 4.5 points from his six outings in the tournament following a draw with Bacrot.